|🏫 Education||Political Science|
|🎓 Alma mater||University of Southern California|
|👔 Employer||The Movement Management Advisors|
|Known for||DME Interactive Holdings Inc|
|🏡 Home town||New York City|
Darien Dash was born in New York City in 1972 to a family that was deeply involved in the media industry. Cecil Holmes, his stepfather, was a record manager with renowned East Coast label Casablanca Records. Damon Dash, his first cousin, is a founding partner in the label Roc-A-Bloc Records which originally signed Jay-Z. His family relocated to Paramus, New Jersey, during Darrien Dash's years in school.
In high school, Darien performed well in academics achieving top scores, which led to his admission to the University of Southern California. Darien Dash pursued political science in college, and became the leader of the Black Student Union. Darien Dash was chosen for the exclusive Emerging Leadership Program, and during his sophomore year, he worked with Damon Dash to bargain deals in the interest of artists from Roc-A-Bloc.
It was in the early 1990s, a crucial period in the development of the label. In under a year, Darien Dash made nearly $200,000 bargaining major recording deals and playing a massive part in the initial background of Roc-A-Fella. Contrary to what most would do, he chose to pursue his studies despite the fast money that came his way. It was during this time that Darien Dash read Megatrends, which is a book written about the projection of tech firms and media enterprises.
It talked about the utilization of novel technologies and its rise to great heights in the coming years. Megatrends were the inspiration behind Darien's move to focus on the online media. In 1995, Darien Dash established DME Interactive Holdings, which is a media firm that specializes in taking the internet platform and back-dependent content to the households of African Americans all over the state. He took the firm public in 1995 via a reverse takeover with Pride Automotive, which was an auto-leasing enterprise.
After this transaction, Darien was assigned the title of first African American manager of a publicly listed online company. Around the beginning of the 2000s, broadband internet became commercially feasible on a residential standard. The majority of the individuals remain connected through adopting dialup services, which was rather costly. Darien also developed a thriving consultancy division of DME. It assisted notable brands in advertising to communities of Hispanic and African American origin.
In 2000, Darien Dash established an alliance with AOL. The two formed a joint venture known as Places of Color, which provided a more cost-effective alternative, which enabled internet access to the minor households. Places of Color allowed content viewing, which was customized in their interests and the matters that most impacted their lives. In the mid-2000s, the joint venture was rapidly replaced by the occurrence of standard inexpensive broadband internet.
Today, Darien Dash is the Managing Partner of The Movement Management Advisors firm which specializes in providing strategic business and financial advice to athletes, medial professionals, the cannabis industry, entertainment, and capital market industries. Darien is also the Director of 414 Media Advisors.